Apex maintains laboratory certification under Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP ID: OR100062), Washington State Department of Ecology (Laboratory ID: C903) and California Water Boards Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP ID: 1988). Our quality assurance system includes the following elements to ensure accurate, defensible data:
· Quality control criteria maintained through our Element® datasystem
· Established data review and documentation protocols
· Standard operating procedures for all analyses and supporting activities
· External audits by regulating authority and clients
· Semi-annual performance evaluation studies
· Maintenance of personnel training records, including code of ethics, Demonstrations of Capabilities (DOC) and Limit of Detection (LOD) studies
· Annual ethics training refresher courses are provided for all staff.